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NWO Golf Links

“There was a significant economic impact from the construction spending

for the Capitol Hill golf complex with the related commercial and

residential growth. There was an increase of approximately 3 million

square feet of non-residential space between 1997 and 2014 in

Prattville/Millbrook. There was an increase of almost 6,000 houses

and 6,300 jobs from 2000 to 2010 which adds annual residential

spending. Tourism spending alone in Autauga, Elmore, and

Montgomery Counties has increased by approximately $500

million annually since 1997. This spending creates a

Since its inception the

Robert Trent Jones Golf Trail

has had more than 11 million rounds played with

nearly half of those players coming from outside

the state of Alabama. That is what the Trail was

designed to do and it is working very well.

With the construction of the original eight golf

properties, economic investment in Alabama has

increased significantly. Honda, Mercedes and

Hyundai added manufacturing plants, which has

brought new jobs and drastically increased state

revenues. Airbus recently began construction of its

A320 planes in its $600 million plant near Mobile.

In an interview Bronner explained why he felt

investing in golf was a sound idea,"The genesis

was two things: To combat some of the negative

publicity about the state and golf in the state. It

wasn't just in the sports pages, but the business

pages, too. And second, a study showing that 90

percent of corporate leaders played golf."

The golf courses are all championship caliber and,

in fact, host several professional events.

The LPGA Tour annually visits Capitol Hill in

Prattville, near Montgomery, for the Yokohama

Tire LPGA Classic.

The Grand National location

at Opelika was the site of

the 2015 Barbasol

Championship on the PGA TOUR.

large economic impact as

it is re-spent in the